Vespers #32 – A Poetic Christmas Dinner Special: Tuesday 3 December

It’s time for our festive Vespers! Doors open at 7pm, readings begin 7.30, Tuesday 3 December, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT. This year we’ll be dishing out a poetic Christmas dinner. We’ve asked 12 poets each to write and perform a poem inspired (however loosely or tangentially) by part of a Christmas dinner menu. There will be turkey and nut roast, pigs in blankets, trifle, prosecco, the Queen’s speech, leftfovers, and much more. In addition, the poets will also each choose a poem written by someone else that offers light for dark times and read that too. The menu will be something like this:

1. Ross McCleary: Turkey/Vegan Roast (remember to switch the oven on)
2. Sawsan Al-Areeqe: the Christmas candle
3. Marina Dora Martino: Starter / pigs in blankets
4. Kevin Williamson: Sides
5. Rosa Campbell: cranberry sauce / gravy
6. Marcas Mac an Tuirneair: Christmas pudding
7. Claire Miranda Roberts: Trifle
8. RJ Archipov: Prosecco
9. Shehzar Doja: Cheese / Mulled wine
10. Iain Matheson: Mince Pies
11. Colin Bramwell: The Queen’s Speech
12. Wils Struthers: the leftovers

Entry £3, raffle tickets £1 each. We may bring along some free Christmas baked goodies, if we have time to do it! And the Vespers team will MC the event in some kind of way.

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